Virtual Volumes (VVols)
Cloud Native, Containers, etc.
vSAN and Predictive DRS, Network-Aware DRS and Proactive HA
April 28, 2017
vSphere 6.5 saw the release of a number of improvements in the areas of DRS. I won't detail all of the improvements here, since my colleague Brian Graf has
Erasure Coding and Quorum on vSAN
April 17, 2017
I was looking at the layout of RAID-5 object configuration the other day, and while these objects were deployed on vSAN with 4 components, something caught my
Why two stretched clusters cannot cross-host each others witness appliances!
April 13, 2017
Sorry about the wordy title but this is a question that has come up a number of times. The request is that when I have two data sites and deploy two stretched
What’s new in vSAN 6.6?
April 11, 2017
vSAN 6.6 is finally here. This sixth iteration of vSAN is the quite a significant release for many reasons, as you will read about shortly. In my opinion, this
Debunking some behavior “myths” in 3 node vSAN cluster
March 27, 2017
I recently noticed a blog post describing some very strange behaviors in 2-node and 3-node vSAN clusters. I was especially concerned to read that when they
Sizing for large VMDKs on vSAN
March 23, 2017
I've recently been involved in some design and sizing for very large VMDKs on vSAN. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when doing this, not just the
2-node vSAN topologies review
March 10, 2017
There has been a lot of discussion in the past around supported topologies for 2-node vSAN, specifically around where we can host the witness. Now my good pal